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Scotland
Scotland
constitutes a single constituency of the European Parliament. In 2014 it elected six MEPs, using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Contents

1 Boundaries 2 History 3 Returned members 4 Election results

4.1 2014 4.2 2009 4.3 2004 4.4 1999

5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Boundaries[edit] The constituency's boundaries are the same as those of Scotland, one of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. History[edit] The constituency was formed as a result of the European Parliamentary Elections Act 1999, replacing a number of single-member constituencies. These were Glasgow, Highlands and Islands, Lothians, Mid Scotland
Scotland
and Fife, North East Scotland, South of Scotland, Strathclyde East, and Strathclyde West. After the result of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
European Union
European Union
membership referendum vote to leave the European Union
European Union
in 2016, this constituency will be abolished when the exit process (Article 50) is completed. The number of MEPs returned by the constituency was eight in 1999, seven in 2004, and six in 2009 and 2014.

MEPs for former Scottish constituencies, 1979-1999[1]

Election

1979 – 1984

1984 – 1989

1989 – 1994

1994 – 1999

Highlands and Islands

Winnie Ewing SNP

North East Scotland

James Provan Conservative

Henry McCubbin Labour

Allan Macartney SNP to August 1998

Ian Hudghton SNP from November 1998

South of Scotland

Alasdair Hutton Conservative

Alex Smith Labour

Lothians

Ian Dalziel Conservative

David Martin Labour

Mid Scotland and Fife

John Purvis Conservative

Alex Falconer Labour

Strathclyde West

Adam Fergusson Conservative

Hugh McMahon Labour

Strathclyde East

Ken Collins Labour

Glasgow

Janey Buchan Labour

Bill Miller Labour

Returned members[edit]

MEPs for Scotland, 1999 onwards

Election

1999 (5th parliament)

2004 (6th parliament)

2009 (7th parliament)

2014 (8th parliament)

MEP Party

John Purvis Conservative Seat abolished

MEP Party

Struan Stevenson Conservative

Ian Duncan Conservative to September 2017

Nosheena Mobarik Conservative from September 2017

MEP Party

Ian Hudghton SNP

MEP Party

Neil MacCormick SNP

Alyn Smith SNP

MEP Party

Elspeth Attwooll Liberal Democrat

George Lyon Liberal Democrat

David Coburn UKIP

MEP Party

David Martin Labour

MEP Party

Catherine Stihler[2] Labour

MEP Party

Bill Miller Labour Seat abolished

Election results[edit] Elected candidates are listed in bold. Brackets indicate the number of votes per seat won. 2014[edit]

Map of highest polling party in each Scottish council area;   SNP   Labour   Conservatives   Liberal Democrats

European Election 2014: Scotland[3][4]

List Candidates Votes % ±

SNP Ian Hudghton, Alyn Smith, Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, Stephen Gethins, Toni Giugliano, Chris Stephens[5][6] 389,503 (194,751.5) 29.0 −0.1

Labour David Martin, Catherine Stihler, Derek Munn, Katrina Murray, Asim Khan, Kirsty O'Brien[7] 348,219 (174,109.5) 25.9 +5.1

Conservative Ian Duncan†, Belinda Don, Nosheena Mobarik, Jamie Gardiner, Iain McGill, Stuart Mcintyre[6][8] 231,330 17.2 +0.4

UKIP David Coburn, Kevin Newton, Otto Inglis, Denise Baykal, Hugh Hatrick, Malcolm Mackay[9][10] 140,534 10.5 +5.2

Scottish Green Maggie Chapman, Chas Booth, Grace Murray, Alastair Whitelaw, Anne Thomas, Steen Parish[11] 108,305 8.1 +0.8

Liberal Democrat George Lyon, Christine Jardine, Lisa Strachan, Richard Brodie, Jade Holden, Euan Davidson[11] 95,319 7.1 −4.4

Britain First James Dowson, John Arthur Randall, Jayda Kaleigh Fransen, Geoffrey Clynch, Margaret Dorothy Clynch, Jane Susan Shepherd 13,639 1.0 N/A

BNP Kenneth McDonald, David James Orr, Victoria McKenzie, Angus Jim Mathys, Paul Brandy Stafford, Stacey Jayne Fleming 10,216 0.8 −1.7

NO2EU John Odell Foster, Andrew Elliott, Murdo Maclean, Gail Morrow, Brian Smith, Richard Edward Veitch 6,418 0.5 −0.4

Turnout 1,343,483 33.5 +5.0

† Ian Duncan resigned his seat in September 2017, to take up a seat in the House of Lords
House of Lords
and be appointed as Under-Secretary of State for Scotland. He was replaced by Nosheena Mobarik later in the month.[12] 2009[edit]

Map of the highest polling parties in each Scottish council area;   SNP   Labour   Conservatives   Liberal Democrats

European Election 2009: Scotland
Scotland
[13][14][15][16]

List Candidates Votes % ±

SNP Ian Hudghton, Alyn Smith Aileen McLeod, Drew Hendry, Duncan Ross, Gordon Archer 321,007 (160,503.5) 29.1 +9.4

Labour David Martin, Catherine Stihler Mary Lockhart, Paul McAleavely, Kirsty Connell, Nasim Khan[17] 229,853 (114,926.5) 20.8 −5.6

Conservative Struan Stevenson Belinda Don, Helen Gardiner, Donald G. MacDonald, Gerald Michaluk, PJ Lewis[18] 185,794 16.8 −0.9

Liberal Democrat George Lyon Euan Robson, Robert Aldridge, Patsy Kenton, Douglas Herbison, Clive Sneddon[19] 127,038 11.5 −1.6

Scottish Green Elaine Morrison, Chas Booth, Kirsten Robb, Alastair Whitelaw, Ruth Dawkins, Peter McColl 80,442 7.3 +0.5

UKIP Peter Adams, Paul Hencke, Phillip Anderson, Matthew Desmond, Donald Mackay, Paul Wiffen, Kathleen Desmond [20] 57,788 5.2 −1.5

BNP Gary Raikes, Charlie Baillie, Deborah McKnight, Roy Jones, Max Dunbar, Elise Jones [21] 27,174 2.5 +0.8

Socialist Labour Louise McDaid, David Jacobsen, Katherine McGavigan, James Berrington, Claire Watt, James McDaid 22,135 2.0 +2.0

Scottish Christian Sheila McLaughlan, John Smart, Brian Ross, Archie Linnegan, Christine Cormack, Isobel Anne Macleod 16,738 1.5 +1.5

Scottish Socialist Colin Fox, Angela Gorrie, Johanna Dind, Nick McKerrell, Raphie de Santos, Felicity Garvie 10,404 0.9 -4.3

Independent Duncan Robertson 10,189 0.9 +0.9

NO2EU John Foster, Tommy Sheridan, Leah Ganley, Stuart Hyslop, Ajit Singh Uppal, Tom Morrison 9,693 0.9 +0.9

Jury Team Alan Wallace, John O'Callaghan, Stuart Brown, Kenneth Lees, Mev Brown, Austin Compson-Bradford[22] 6,257 0.6 +0.6

Turnout 1,104,512 28.5 −2.4

2004[edit]

Map of the highest polling parties in each Scottish Westminster constituency; SNP in yellow, Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, and Liberal Democrats in orange.

European Election 2004: Scotland[23]

List Candidates Votes % ±

Labour David Martin, Catherine Stihler Bill Miller, Kirsty O'Brien, Colin Smyth, Catriona Renton, Gemma Doyle 310,865 (155,432.5) 26.4 −2.3

SNP Ian Hudghton, Alyn Smith Kenneth Gibson, Douglas Henderson, Alexander Nicholson, Alex Orr, Janet Law, Duncan Ross 231,505 (115,752.5) 19.7 −7.5

Conservative Struan Stevenson, John Purvis Cameron Buchanan, Sebastian Leslie, Anne Harper, Paul Nelson, Douglas Taylor 209,028 (104,514) 17.8 −2.0

Liberal Democrat Elspeth Attwooll Robert Aldridge, Alex Bruce, Karen Freel, Douglas Herbison, Clive Sneddon, Christine James, Jermaine Allison 154,178 13.1 +3.3

Scottish Green Chas Booth, Tara O'Leary, Martin Bartos, Moira Dunworth, Alastair Whitelaw, Katherine Joester, James Park 79,695 6.8 +1.0

UKIP Peter Troy, Philip Anderson, George Cormack, Michael Phillips, Janice Murdock, Donald Mackay, Peter Nielson 78,828 6.7 +5.4

Scottish Socialist Felicity Garvie, Nick McKerrel, Hugh Kerr, Catriona Grant, Lynn Sheridan, John Sangster, Andrew Rossiter 61,356 5.2 +1.2

Christian Vote George Hargreaves, William Thompson, Richard Russell, David Braid, Marion McNeill, Mary Hay, Rose Irtwange 21,056 1.8 N/A

BNP Steven Blake, Scott McLean, David Kerr, Stephen Burns, Bryan Dickson, Craig McComb, John Bean[24] 19,427 1.7 +1.3

Scottish Wind Watch Brendan Hamill, Sylvia Thorne, Charles Bennie, Jennifer Scobie, Bennie Palmer, Helen Pass, Richard Hammock 7,255 0.6 N/A

Independent Fergus Tait 3,624 0.3 N/A

Turnout 1,176,817 30.9 +6.2

1999[edit]

Map of the highest polling parties in each Scottish Westminster constituency; SNP in yellow, Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, and Liberal Democrats in orange.

European Election 1999: Scotland[25]

List Candidates Votes % ±

Labour David Martin, Bill Miller, Catherine Taylor Christine May, Hugh McMahon, James Paton, John Clifford, Jeanette Bradley 283,490 (94,496.67) 28.7 N/A

SNP Ian Hudghton, Neil MacCormick Anne Gillies, Gordon Wilson, Janet Law, Kris Browne, Ian Goldie, Josephine Docherty 268,528 (134,264) 27.2 N/A

Conservative Struan Stevenson, John Purvis Anne Harper, Cameron Buchanan, Sebastian Leslie, Iain Mitchell, Peter Ramsay, Anthony Gilbey 195,296 (97,648) 19.8 N/A

Liberal Democrat Elspeth Attwooll Robert Aldridge, Neil Mitchison, Heather Lyall, Clive Sneddon, Danus Skene, Karen Freel, Jayne Struthers 96,971 9.8 N/A

Scottish Green Marion Coyne, Eleanor Scott, Phil O'Brien, Graeme Farmer, Linda Hendry, Chris Ballance, Kay Allan, Alastair Whitelaw 57,142 5.8 N/A

Scottish Socialist Hugh Kerr, Rosie Kane, Harvey Duke, Catherine Stewart, Colin Fox, Shareen Blackall, Steve Arnott, Frances Curran 39,720 4.0 N/A

Pro-Euro Conservative Paul Dwyer, Joanna Lavender, Douglas McConchie, Richard Ashurst, Neasa MacEarlean, Oliver Grant, Alexander Skinner, James Waters 17,781 1.8 N/A

UKIP Alistair McConnachie, Donald Mackay, James McKenna, Stuart Brown, Matthew Henderson, Joseph Smith, Peter Nielson, John Mumford 12,459 1.3 N/A

Socialist Labour Louise McDaid, Christopher Herriot, Katharine McGavigan, Stephen Mayes, Patricia Graham, Colin Turbett, Margaret Stead, James Galloway 9,385 1.0 N/A

BNP Kenneth Smith, Scott McLean, Russell Bradley, Mark Allen, Paul Wilkinson, Robert Currie, David Kerr, James Mills 3,729 0.4 N/A

Natural Law James McKissock, George Stidolph, Diana Kras, Kenneth Blair, David Pettigrew, Iain Petrie, Anna Rawlinson, Thomas Pringle 2,087 0.2 N/A

Accountant for Lower Scottish Taxes Charles Lawson 1,632 0.2 N/A

Turnout 988,310 24.7 N/A

See also[edit]

Elections in Scotland

References[edit]

^ " United Kingdom
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Scotland
( European Parliament
European Parliament
constituency)". BBC News Online. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2014.  ^ "Hudghton and Smith to stand for SNP at European Parliament elections". STV News. 29 July 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2015.  ^ a b "UK Polling Report".  ^ "Scottish Labour chooses candidates for European election". BBC News. 2 August 2013.  ^ "MEP selections start with Scotland".  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-07.  ^ "Ukip unveils Scottish european "shock troops"". Scotsman. Retrieved 25 February 2014.  ^ a b "SCOTLAND EURO CANDIDATES 2014". UKpollingreport. Retrieved 25 February 2014.  ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-41175061 ^ "UK Scotland
Scotland
MEPs 2009-2014". European Parliament. Retrieved 25 June 2017.  ^ "European election candidates: Scotland". BBC News. 2 June 2009.  ^ City of Edinburgh Council[permanent dead link] ^ "BBC NEWS - European Election 2009 - UK Results - Scotland".  ^ "Labour's 2009 EP candidates – Jon Worth".  ^ Conservative Party website, accessed 17 July 2008[permanent dead link] ^ CIX ONLINE, accessed 17 July 2008 Archived 8 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine. ^ UK Independence Party
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accessed 28 August 2008 Archived 8 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " British National Party
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accessed 6 March 2009".  ^ "Carbase".  ^ "2004 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-04.  ^ "scotcand". 3 June 2004. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ "1999 Election candidates". UK Office of the European Parliament. Archived from the original on 28 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 

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